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173 districts received deficient rains this monsoon

New Delhi: Nearly one-third of the 597 districts received deficient rains this monsoon season, which otherwise saw excess to normal falls across the country after a drought year.

Out of 597 meteorological districts for which data are available, 173 districts (29 per cent) received deficient rains, while 11 got scanty falls this season, said the End of Monsoon Season report of the weather office.

On the brighter side, 240 districts (40 per cent) received normal rains and the remaining 173 districts experienced excess rainfall in the June-September summer monsoon season.

“For the country as a whole, the rainfall for the season was 102 per cent of its long period average (LPA) of 89 cm,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

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